Sunday, May 21, 2023
1:00 P.M. Screening | 2:30 P.M. Impact Event
Konover Auditorium, Dodd Center for Human Rights

Film still from "Midnight Traveler."

Following the screening of Midnight Traveler, join us for an impact event with filmmaker and protagonist, Hassan Fazili, and Connecticut-based advocates to discuss how films like Midnight Traveler may be used to foster community engagement and awareness of the challenges asylum seekers and refugees face in the United States and other parts of the world.

About the film:
When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee the country with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing the family’s uncertain journey firsthand, Fazili documents their harrowing trek across numerous borders revealing the danger and uncertainty facing refugees seeking asylum juxtaposed with the unbreakable love shared amongst the family on the run.


Midnight Traveler website: https://midnighttraveler.oscilloscope.net/ 

Year: 2019 Director: Hassan Fazili
Genre: Documentary Producers: Emelie Mahdavian, Su Kim
Runtime: 88 minutes Writer: Emelie Mahdavian
Languages: Persian, English Editor: Emelie Mahdavian
Countries: Afghanistan, Qatar, United Kingdom, Canada, United States Camera: Fatima Hussaini, Hassan Fazili, Nargis Fazili, Zahra Fazili
Filming Locations: Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary
Featuring: Nargis Fazili, Zahra Fazili, Fatima Hussaini, Hassan Fazili